Vince Ricci, a California father and entrepreneur, defended his home and family from armed attackers earlier this month using a handgun.
Two masked men hopped over a wall and ran him down with guns.
Ricci returned gunfire to force the armed attackers to flee.
Yet, California’s response is to temporarily suspend his concealed carry permit.
“LA criminals came to my home, pointing guns at my chest. After successfully defending my home, and my family, and my five-month-old child, California has now decided to suspend my Second Amendment,” Ricci shared in a video posted by the NRA.
“Vince Ricci was coming back to his LA home on a quiet evening when two robbers jumped his wall and pointed guns at his chest. But they weren’t ready for what was about to happen. He had a gun of his own and defended himself. Now, California is suspending his Second Amendment,” the NRA wrote.
Vince Ricci was coming back to his LA home on a quiet evening when two robbers jumped his wall and pointed guns at his chest.
But they weren’t ready for what was about to happen. He had a gun of his own and defended himself.
Now, California is suspending his Second Amendment. pic.twitter.com/sF0O76eO1M
— NRA (@NRA) November 17, 2023
Ambushed by armed robbers as he returns home, man justifiably fires his gun in self defense. Ironically, in CA, majority lawmakers eliminated the mandatory 10/20/Life prison/gun penalty for such criminals. Gun crimes have increased. #California #CCW #Guns #Crime pic.twitter.com/zVGjFsP4aI
— Jeff Reisig (@jeffreisig) November 6, 2023
According to reports, Ricci lost his concealed carry permit because he yelled at the cops.
REPORT: LA Dad STRIPPED of Firearm Permit After Confronting Masked Intruders at His $2M Home with Baby Inside 'because he YELLED at cops'..
GET OUT OF CALIFORNIA..
A father from Los Angeles, who used a firearm to confront masked intruders attempting to enter his upscale… pic.twitter.com/klgEcWoZ20
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) November 17, 2023
Daily Mail reports:
The entrepreneur, who is the CEO of a photo studio, told Fox News the sheriff’s office called him on Thursday telling him it was due to him ‘yelling’ at officers.
He had previously blasted the LAPD for ‘sloppy police work’, including their alleged negligence in picking up casings scattered near his home as evidence.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the LAPD for comment.
On November 4 just after Ricci returned home to his gated LA home, two armed men jumped his fence and tried to force their way into his house.
Footage of the gunfight revealed the moment in which he is approached by one of the masked assailants at about 7.30pm.
In a swift attempt to defend himself, his wife, five-month-old and the nanny inside Ricci reached for his gun and started a shootout with the intruders.
Obtaining a concealed carry permit in California is more difficult than other states with Ricci telling Fox News Digital it took him months to process it.
“Ricci said that his home has previously been targeted by criminals, including in June when burglars broke into his residence and that his car was broken into a few months before the June robbery,” Fox News reports.
Per Fox News:
Ricci said a group of criminals has been targeting homes in his neighborhood, explaining they drive a Dodge Charger with no license plate and had targeted his neighbor the night prior to the shootout.
The homeowner said that if it was not for his gun, he and his family could have easily been killed.
“It saved our lives,” he said. “I’m a tough guy … but there’s only so much I could do against a gun. They would have pistol-whipped me, they would have pistol-whipped my wife. They would have come in the house and there’s nothing in my house.”
He said he and his wife speculated that if it were not for the gun, the suspects would have made entry, found nothing of great value to steal and potentially “tortured” the young family.
He said living in a liberal city, some might try to discredit and “crucify” the legal gun owner, instead of authorities arresting and convicting the would-be intruders.
“I know I didn’t do anything wrong, because I had two chances I could have shot both kids in the back. I chose not to do it. But in the video, it looks like ‘oh, they were running away.’ They weren’t running. They were firing back at me,” he said.
He lamented that the LAPD carried out “sloppy police” work when he filed a report, including not picking up the casings scattered near his home.
“I almost couldn’t believe it, the sloppy police work they did. There’s a couple of them that care … There’s a handful of real cops, and then there’s the rest of them,” he said.Advertisement